Inscribed in ink on drawing 51
Signed and dated
Undated, probably 1755 - 56
Medium and dimensions
Pencil, pen310 x 204
Capricci in pen, one showing a circular domed building on an arcade in the centre of wooded landscape beside a river; another depicts a square domed building in a wooded valley at the base of a cliff. The building has a shallow dome and cupola, below which is a three-bay portico with broken pediment flanked by single-bay pedimented wings. Like the square domed building on the recto this is a later version of that in Adam vol.55/155 verso.
The square domed building that appears on both recto and verso is a later version of that in Adam vol.55/155 verso, which shows proposed alterations to the drum space. There are other exercises on this theme in Adam vol.55/168-170. The small landscape sketches on recto and verso are similar in style to those found in Adam vol.55/100-110 and also in the landscape section of Adam volume 54/Series 5.
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